References

  1. Ganz R. Edmundowicz S, Taiganides P, et al. Long-term Outcomes of Patients Receiving a Magnetic Sphincter Augmentation Device for Gastroesophageal Reflux. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2016. 14(5):671-7. Based on observation of 100 patients implanted with LINX®. Bothersome heartburn decreased to 11.9% at 5 years from 89%(p<0.001), bothersome regurgitation decreased to 1.2% at 5 years from 57% (p<0.001), PPI dependence decreased to 15.3% at 5 years from 100% (p<0.001).

  2. Ganz R. Edmundowicz S, Taiganides P, et al. Long-term Outcomes of Patients Receiving a Magnetic Sphincter Augmentation Device for Gastroesophageal Reflux. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2016. 14(5):671-7. Based on a 5-year study observing 100 patients who were implanted with LINX®. Bothersome heartburn was 89% at baseline and decreased to 11.9% at 5 years(p<0.001), bothersome regurgitation was 57% at baseline and decreased to 1.2% at 5 years (p<0.001), PPI dependence decreased to 15.3% at 5 years (p<0.001).

  3. Ganz R. Edmundowicz S, Taiganides P, et al. Long-term Outcomes of Patients Receiving a Magnetic Sphincter Augmentation Device for Gastroesophageal Reflux. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2016. 14(5):671-7. Based on a 5 year prospective, multi-center, single-arm study observing 100 patients who were implanted with LINX®, there was a significant improvement in the median GERD-HRQL score at 5 years, as compared with baseline, both with and without PPI use, 4 vs 11 and 27 respectively (p<0.001).

  4. Rona K, Reynolds J, Schwameis K, et al. Efficacy of magnetic sphincter augmentation in patients with large hiatal hernias. Surgical Endoscopy. 2017. 31(5):2096-2102. Reynolds J, Zehetner J, Wu P, et al. Laparoscopic Magnetic Sphincter Augmentation vs Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication: A Matched-Pair Analysis of 100 Patients. J American College of Surgeons. 2015. 221(1):123-128. Based on 192 patients who underwent MSA with LINX® as well as a matched pair analysis in which 47 patients underwent MSA. 98.1% (p=0.118) and 97.8% of patients, respectively, reported symptom improvement or resolution Ganz R. Edmundowicz S, Taiganides P, et al. Long-term Outcomes of Patients Receiving a Magnetic Sphincter Augmentation Device for Gastroesophageal Reflux. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2016. 14(5):671-7. In a study of 100 patients implanted with LINX®, bothersome heartburn decreased to 11.9% (p<0.001) and bothersome regurgitation decreased to 1.2% (p<0.001).

  5. Ganz R. Edmundowicz S, Taiganides P, et al. Long-term Outcomes of Patients Receiving a Magnetic Sphincter Augmentation Device for Gastroesophageal Reflux. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2016. 14(5):671-7. Based on observation of 100 patients implanted with LINX®. Bothersome heartburn decreased to 11.9% at 5 years from 89%(p<0.001), bothersome regurgitation decreased to 1.2% at 5 years from 57% (p<0.001), PPI dependence decreased to 15.3% at 5 years from 100% (p<0.001).

  6. Ganz R. Edmundowicz S, Taiganides P, et al. Long-term Outcomes of Patients Receiving a Magnetic Sphincter Augmentation Device for Gastroesophageal Reflux. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2016. 14(5):671-7. Based on a 5 year prospective, multi-center, single-arm study observing 100 patients who were implanted with LINX®, daily use of PPIs was 100% at baseline and decreased to 15.3% at 5 years. (p<0.001)

  7. Ganz R. Edmundowicz S, Taiganides P, et al. Long-term Outcomes of Patients Receiving a Magnetic Sphincter Augmentation Device for Gastroesophageal Reflux. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2016. 14(5):671-7. Based on a 5 year prospective, multi-center, single-arm study observing 100 patients who were implanted with LINX®, bothersome heartburn was 89% at baseline and decreased to 11.9% at 5 years. (p<0.001)

  8. Ganz R. Edmundowicz S, Taiganides P, et al. Long-term Outcomes of Patients Receiving a Magnetic Sphincter Augmentation Device for Gastroesophageal Reflux. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2016. 14(5):671-7. Based on a 5 year prospective, multi-center, single-arm study observing 100 patients who were implanted with LINX®, regurgitation was 57% at baseline and decreased to 1.2% at 5 years. (p<0.001)

  9. Ganz R. Edmundowicz S, Taiganides P, et al. Long-term Outcomes of Patients Receiving a Magnetic Sphincter Augmentation Device for Gastroesophageal Reflux. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2016. 14(5):671-7. Based on a 5 year prospective, multi-center, single-arm study observing 100 patients who were implanted with LINX®, symptoms of bloating/gas decreased from 52% at baseline to 8.3% at 5 years. (p<0.001)

  10. Ganz R. Edmundowicz S, Taiganides P, et al. Long-term Outcomes of Patients Receiving a Magnetic Sphincter Augmentation Device for Gastroesophageal Reflux. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2016. 14(5):671-7. Based on a 5 year prospective, multi-center, single-arm study observing 100 patients who were implanted with LINX®, there was a significant improvement in the median GERD-HRQL score at 5 years, as compared with baseline, both with and without PPI use, 4 vs 11 and 27 respectively (p<0.001).

  11. Ganz R. Edmundowicz S, Taiganides P, et al. Long-term Outcomes of Patients Receiving a Magnetic Sphincter Augmentation Device for Gastroesophageal Reflux. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2016. 14(5):671-7. Based on a prospective study of the safety and efficacy of magnetic devices in 100 adults. No device erosions, migrations, or malfunctions occurred in this study. Device removal occurred in 7 patients.

  12. Ganz R. Edmundowicz S, Taiganides P, et al. Long-term Outcomes of Patients Receiving a Magnetic Sphincter Augmentation Device for Gastroesophageal Reflux. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2016. 14(5):671-7. Based on a 5-year study observing 100 patients who were implanted with LINX®. Bothersome heartburn was 89% at baseline and decreased to 11.9% at 5 years(p<0.001), bothersome regurgitation was 57% at baseline and decreased to 1.2% at 5 years (p<0.001), PPI dependence decreased to 15.3% at 5 years (p<0.001).

  13. Ganz R. Edmundowicz S, Taiganides P, et al. Long-term Outcomes of Patients Receiving a Magnetic Sphincter Augmentation Device for Gastroesophageal Reflux. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2016. 14(5):671-7. Reynolds J, Zehetner J, Wu P, et al. Laparoscopic Magnetic Sphincter Augmentation vs Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication: A Matched-Pair Analysis of 100 Patients. J American College of Surgeons. 2015. 221(1):123-128.Based on a prospective study of 100 adults who underwent MSA in which all patients reported the ability to belch and vomit (if necessary), and a retrospective matched-pair analysis of 1-year outcomes of 100 patients undergoing MSA and LNF from June 2010 to June 2013. After MSA 8.5% of patients were unable to belch compared to 25.5% of patients after LNF (p=0.028), and 4.3% of MSA patients were unable to vomit compared to 21.3% of LNF patients (p=0.004).

  14. Ganz R. Edmundowicz S, Taiganides P, et al. Long-term Outcomes of Patients Receiving a Magnetic Sphincter Augmentation Device for Gastroesophageal Reflux. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2016. 14(5):671-7. Based on a 5 year prospective, multi-center, single-arm study observing 100 patients who were implanted with LINX®, there was a significant improvement in the median GERD-HRQL score at 5 years, as compared with baseline, both with and without PPI use, 4 vs 11 and 27 respectively (p<0.001).

  15. Ganz R. Edmundowicz S, Taiganides P, et al. Long-term Outcomes of Patients Receiving a Magnetic Sphincter Augmentation Device for Gastroesophageal Reflux. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2016. 14(5):671-7. Based on a prospective study of the safety and efficacy of magnetic devices in 100 adults. No device erosions, migrations, or malfunctions occurred in this study. Device removal occurred in 7 patients.

  16. Based on a 5-year study observing 100 patients who were implanted with LINX®. Bothersome heartburn was 89% at baseline and decreased to 11.9% at 5 years(p<0.001), bothersome regurgitation was 57% at baseline and decreased to 1.2% at 5 years (p<0.001), PPI dependence decreased to 15.3% at 5 years (p<0.001).